#beapirate global youth challenge
Talent Garden In cooperation #beapirate challenge


The #BEAPIRATE CHALLENGE 2021 in cooperation with Talent Garden brought together 800 young changemakers between 14 and 19 from 80+ countries.

During the 3-week online journey, these young talents created solutions for a better future with support from international mentors.

While the #BEAPIRATE CHALLENGE 2021 has come to an end, it is just the start of a journey for the 65 teams of incredible young changemakers! The Moonshot Pirates crew is excited to support their work and we’re proud of every single person who chose to join the challenge and take action for the future they want.


Congratulations to Project Firefly for winning the #BEAPIRATE CHALLENGE 2021!

The three young women, Jesse Pound, Soliana Fikru, and Valkyrie Holmes, want to improve the fight against wildfires with vortex cannons and drones, Vortex cannons emit pressure waves that manipulate air molecules, knocking out the sustaining factor of all fires. Through the use of fluid dynamics, drones can stop the fire from spreading and damaging outside areas.

We are looking forward to seeing these 3 talented girls taking Project Firefly to another level and revolutionizing the fight against wildfires.


Rewatch the FINAL PITCHING, where our 7 finalists presented their ideas for a better future. They all have proven that they have what it takes to create a more prosperous and inclusive world for themselves and others!


YOU DID IT! Congratulations to all the final teams of the #BEAPIRATE CHALLENGE 2021! You did an amazing job presenting your ideas for a better future during the FINAL PITCHING. We are proud of you and can’t wait for how far you take those ideas. You are real Moonshot Pirates!


Helping Deaf-Blind people to access education and have social interaction with AI-aided devices!
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Luminous Teen is the first-ever digital teenager freelancing and self-paced marketplace platform intended to popularise Teen Employment.
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Saving the world through protecting our most important pollinators, the wild bees. HeyBee provides you with 3D printed bee homes that you can easily print out at a public 3D printer near you.
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Ensuring durable and sustainable housing while refining our environment for the future. Upcycling segment of the annual global 350 tones of plastics and battery waste into bricks and combining it with unorthodox interlocking structure.
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A professional social network of medical researchers, doctors, and patients that enables healthcare innovation, access across sectors, and an efficient sharing of ideas and communication from all across the world.
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A video game that generates the wellness profile and psychological state of students. We aim to make mental health a topic for classroom conversations and thus smash the stigma around it.
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These experienced mentors and advisors helped our pirates to craft an epic journey for them and their team during the challenge. From insightful and empowering videos to 1-on-1 mentoring, they were there to support them, when turning their ideas into reality.

Renate Rehak

Financial Planning & Business Management Expert (AT)

MARION Grammel

Chief Sparring Partner at The Early Birds (AT)

Vlad Petrea

Inner Balance Coach (AT)

Doris Strohmaier

COO at Pipelife (AT)

Salmine Sassi

Innovation Consultant at Talent Garden (TU)

Nick Collins

Front End Developer & Designer (IOM)

Stefan Weder

PR & Communications Professional (DE,AUS)

Lars Hajslund

Entrepreneur, innovator & former president of JCI, Silkeborg, (DK)

Christian Schulze

Fintech CTO (DE)

Samira Hayat

Telecommunications Engineer & Drone Researcher (PK)


Open Innovation-, Business Model- and Impact Strategist & System Changer (AT)

Julius Ulrich

Project Assistant at SOS Children's Villages International (DE)

Lorena Perez

Chief People Officer at Talent Garden (IT)


Senior Expert - Management Consulting I Product & Corporate Development (AT)

Caro Frank

Brand Consultant & Challenger (DE,AT)

Machaela O’Leary

Campus Manager at Talent Garden Dublin (IR)

Ralf Schiebel

Marine Senior Scientist at Max Planck Society (DE)

Tobias Micko

Product Design Lead at Brickwise (AT)


Attorney at Law at PHH GmbH (AT)

Nick Diliberto

Entrepreneur & Digital Marketing Specialist (US)

Nargess Shabani

UI Designer (IR,IT)

Thomasz Pekala

Personal Coach, Busy Dad Coaching (PL,AT)

Elisa Holzer

UX & UI Designer (DE)

Markus Wilthaner

Strategy Consultant and Sustainable Mobility Expert at McKinsey & Company (AT)

Marcus Orlovsky

Education Nomad & Founder of Bryanston Square (UK)

Sergio Veros

Founder of Verosnation, Creative Content Creator (AT)

Niki Skene

The Business Therapist | Founder at Global Inspiration Tours (AT)

Harshad Fad

Founder of Incluspace (IND)

Lara Helmrich

New Business Development Marketing Manager at Dräger (DE)

#beapirate challenge for young changemakers


May 3 – May 31
We are looking for young people between 14 and 19 with creative, innovative, and bold ideas and solutions for some of the world’s greatest challenges. Are you one of them? Then what are you waiting for? Apply for the challenge until May 31! And don’t forget to tell your friends to join the fun with you!
#beapirate Challenge
June 1 – June 21
This is when the fun happens! During this 3-week online challenge students from all around the world will have a chance to work on innovative solutions for a better future with support from international mentors. Step by step you will be provided with educational and inspirational videos, an idea generation process, and tips & tricks for executing your ideas!
Online Voting
June 22 – June 28
The top-ranked team from the public online voting, together with 4 teams selected through the combination of online voting and criteria assessment, one team selected by mentors’ vote, and one team by partners’ vote will present their projects during the final Online Pitch Day.
Final Preparations
June 29 – June 30
Once your team gets to the finals, you will be supported by a professional pitch trainer, to make the best out of your final presentation.
Final Pitch Night
July 1
The top 7 teams will be part of a Final Online Pitch Night presenting their solutions to the public and a jury. The team with the best solution will win a trip to Silicon Valley, California.
Silicon Valley Trip
December 2021
The team with the best idea selected on the Final Pitch Day gets invited to fly with Moonshot Pirates to Silicon Valley in California together. The trip includes flight, accommodation, and full week meeting startups, visiting companies like Instagram, Apple, Pinterest, Google, and exploring campuses of the Singularity University and Stanford. The team will learn about the way of life and work in Silicon Valley while exploring the beauty of San Francisco. The trip dates will be confirmed in consideration with the current COVID-19 travel restrictions. 


#beapirate challenge Moonshot Pirates global youth challenge
#beapirate challenge for young changemakers


The following partners helped us to put together this amazing experience for you!
THANK YOU, mates!

Bundesministerium Moonshot Pirates
WKO Moonshot Pirates


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Challenge for Young ChangemakersWin a trip to Silicon Valley. Join the #beapirate challenge until May 31!